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Mar'19

7 Ways to Treat Yourself With Kindness While Grieving

A while ago, we wrote an article about the need for self-compassion in grief.  At the time, we defined self-compassion …

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Jan'19

How to Cope When it Seems Like Everyone Wants to Forget

I recently read a quote from grief researcher and theorist Kenneth Doka that said: “All grief becomes disenfranchised over time” …

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May'18

What it Means to ‘Change Your Relationship With Grief’

There are things that you get over in life. For example a cold, your first breakup, or an argument with …

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Apr'18

What’s Your Memory? Remembering Everyday Moments

What are your memories of your loved one like? I suppose that’s a personal question, you don’t have to answer …

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12

Jan'18

When Grief Goes From Just Plain Miserable to Problematic

Addressing the question of what’s “normal” or “expected” in grief is part and parcel of working in the field of grief and bereavement. Nevertheless, …

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Nov'17

Everyone Needs a Prayer

Those of you who follow WYG know that for the last few weeks we have been publishing guest posts from …

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Sep'17

Feelings of Fear and Vulnerability in Grief

This past Saturday I stayed up late, by myself, watching a scary movie. I know there are brave people in …

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Aug'17

Grief or Greed? When Families Fight Over Material Possessions

The death of a loved one can have a major impact on family unity. Each individual family member must reconcile …

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Jul'17

Grief Emotions Aren’t Good Or Bad, They Just Are

I wouldn’t call myself a perfectionist or over-achiever, but I have always viewed myself as a person who generally functions …

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Jul'17

Losing Relationships: I hate it

Last night as I was falling asleep I had a memory of being in my grandmother’s living room. ‘Memory’ may actually …

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Apr'17

Who’s in Charge Here? Coping with loss of control

Grief isn’t an emotional experience, it’s an entire paradigm shift.  When something bad happens that’s beyond a person’s control, like …

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Mar'17

The Grief Coaster: Understanding stress in grief

Stress is a given, whether it’s experienced in response to major life events or minor everyday occurrences. When life is …

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